On Saturday 29 7pm at the John Brown Smokehouse (10-43 44th Dr.
Long Island City, NY), I’ll be sharing the stage with the great bluesmen RL Boyce and Little Joe Ayers. I’m very excited about this show don’t miss it! Best BBQ and craft beer in NYC. All ages.
Exclusive premiere of “Ride with Railroad Bill” music video at No Depression. Enjoy!
From the album Used Man For Sale. A gritty black and white video whose imagery is heavily influenced by the film noir of the 1940s. Another great production job by the folks at PreFab International Cine.
I’m looking forward on May 7th to making my debut at Daryl’s House (of Hall and Oates) in Pawling, NY. I’ll be helping 2016 Ameripolitan Awards Female Rockabilly Singer of the Year winner Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones celebrate their new CD/album release!
You’ve been hearing these songs for years on numerous television and film soundtracks — now own the album. Phil Gammage’s acclaimed 2002 noir jazz Tracks of Sound digitally remastered. Featuring the soaring exploratory guitar playing and original compositions of Gammage working with some of New York’s best underground jazz talent. Edgy downtown jazz from New York City with a noir approach. Moody and evocative. With new artwork from Johan Vipper. Deluxe edition only at Bandcamp includes bonus tracks and videos. https://philgammage.bandcamp.com/album/tracks-of-sound
Listening now 15 years after it was recorded, the standout is clearly the saxophone work of the enigmatic Ben McGuire. It’s crazy to think he left playing music at age 26! Only adds to his legend and cult status… his playing on the recording is superlative.
~ Phil Gammage
Here’s the rundown:
1. Another’s Weather
A journey to nowhere with a hypnotic melody. Features a blistering Gammage guitar solo.
2. The Green Room
Upbeat feel with a snappy groove. The Green Room is a happy room for all to visit.
3. Clash by Night
An uptempo modernistic take on 50’s crime jazz. Suspense and danger anyone?
4. After Dark
The Teddy Edwards classic here reworked. This one drips with moodiness.
5. Montreal in December
A swingin’ tribute to the Quebec city. For all updated Rat Packers.
6. Pleasant Avenue
A romantic and slow walk down this avenue is sure to bring a smile to her face.
7. Food For Thought
Contemplation. Depth of perception. A mid-tempo drama with a killer Ben McGuire sax solo.
8. Nueva York
A latin-esque beat with an unforgettable melody. Great vibraphone and guitar.
9. In a Scarlet Way
Angular, jagged, and pensive this one features some awesome vocal treatments a la Ima Sumac…
10. General’s Theme
A hauntingly surreal vision. Some sort of dream that ends at midnight.
Great weather for MEDIA is proud to announce a special evening of poetry and conversation with Gerd Stern and Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, featuring guest appearances by poets Kat Georges, Ngoma Hill, Jane Ormerod, and special musical guests The Phil Gammage Quartet.
Phil’s new music video “Maybe Tomorrow” from his album Used Man For Sale has premiered at the great music website The Daily Country.
New York-based recording artist Phil Gammage’s latest music video from his new album Used Man For Sale is for his song “Maybe Tomorrow”. The tune is a departure from Phil’s usual blues-based songwriting style and captures the vibe of the 1960’s era Nashville “countrypolitan sound”. It features a Floyd Cramer influenced piano along Gammage’s powerful baritone lead vocals.